In a packed home schedule, Pakistan will host West Indies, Bangladesh, and England.

The men’s 2024–25 home international cricket season details were released today by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In preparation for the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy 2025 on home soil, the national team will play three-match Test series and an ODI tri-series with South Africa and New Zealand this season.

Before facing England for three Tests in Multan (7-11 October), Karachi (15-19 October), and Rawalpindi (24-28 October), Bangladesh will play two Tests in Rawalpindi (21-25 August) and Karachi (30 August-3 September). West Indies will be in town for two Test matches in Karachi (16–20 January) and Multan (24–28 January). The tri-series and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 final, which is scheduled on 9 March, will come after.

England won the three-match Test series in December 2022, and Bangladesh’s last Test match in Pakistan took place in February 2020. The West Indies will visit Pakistan for the first time as a Test team since November 2006 during the 2025 series. The last time Pakistan hosted the West Indies for a Test series was in the United Arab Emirates in October 2016.

From November 4 to January 7, the team will travel Australia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, participating in two Test matches, nine ODIs, and nine Twenty20 matches. Pakistan will play nine Tests, nine Twenty20 Internationals, and at least fourteen One-Day Internationals between August 2024 and March 2025. Depending on their results in the ODI tri-series and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, the number of ODIs could go up.

The nine Test matches scheduled for 2023–25 as part of the ICC World Test Championship will be played against Bangladesh, England, South Africa, and the West Indies. Pakistan has played five Test matches in two series thus far, winning two and losing three against Australia and Sri Lanka. With 22 points as a result, they are now ranked fifth on the points table. Following Australia (90 points from four series), New Zealand (36 points from three series), and Sri Lanka (24 points from two series), India is first in the rankings with 74 points after three series.

Strong performances in the subsequent four series could put Pakistan in contention for a spot in the final, which is slated for Lord’s in June 2025. Each of the top nine Test-playing nations is scheduled to play six series (three home and three away) in the ICC World Test Championship 2023–25 cycle.

The 2024 T20 World Cup fiasco, in which Pakistan lost to the United States of America and India and was eliminated from the first round, is being thoroughly examined by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi recently declared that the PCB would take action based on the report that head coach Gary Kirsten had provided.

The future of Babar Azam, who resigned as captain following the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup last year but took over as team captain once a new board was established, is still unclear. But after yet another dreadful display, it’s unclear if Babar will captain Pakistan in the Champions Trophy at home the following year.

Complete Schedule

Pakistan hosts Bangladesh (Two Tests)

First Test, Rawalpindi, August 21–25

Second Test: August 30-September 3, Karachi

Pakistan hosts England for three tests.

October 7–11: First Test, Multan

October 15–19: Karachi, Second Test

Third Test, Rawalpindi, Oct. 24-28

Pakistan’s West Indies (two tests)

First Test, Jan. 16–20, Karachi

Second Test, Jan. 24-28, Multan

South Africa and New Zealand in Pakistan (ODI tri-series)

Pakistan vs. New Zealand, 8 February, Multan

10 February: South Africa vs. New Zealand, Multan

12 February: South Africa vs. Pakistan, Multan

Final, February 14, Multan

Three ODIs and three Twenty20Is from Pakistan to Australia

First ODI, Melbourne, Nov. 4

Second ODI, Adelaide, Nov. 8

Third ODI, Perth, Nov. 10

First T20I, Brisbane, Nov. 14

Second T20I, Sydney, Nov. 16

Third T20I, Hobart, Nov. 18,

Zimbabwe to Pakistan (3 ODIs, 3 T20Is)

First ODI, Nov. 24, Bulawayo

Second ODI, Bulawayo, November 26

Third ODI, Bulawayo, November 28

First T20I, Bulawayo, Dec. 1

Second T20I, Bulawayo, December 3.

Third T20I, Bulawayo, December 5

Two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is from Pakistan to South Africa

First T20I, Durban, Dec. 10

Second T20I, Centurion, December 13.

Third T20I, Johannesburg, December 14

First ODI, Paarl, Dec. 17

Second ODI, Cape Town, December 19.

Third ODI, Johannesburg, December 22

First Test, December 26–30, Centurion

Second Test, Cape Town, January 3–7

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